Edgar Award Winners 2011

The Lock ArtistThe Edgar Awards are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America and are often considered the most prestigious awards for the mystery genre. This year's awards were presented this weekend and the winners include:

Best Novel: The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

Best First Novel: Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva

Best Paperback Original: Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard

Best Fact Crime: Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry

Best Critical Biographical: Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang

Best Juvenile: The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler

Best Young Adult: The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price

Check out all the nominees at the Edgar Awards website!